MURDER ‘OF’ THE ORIENT EXPRESS – TRAIN WRECK AT TORBANLEA – QLD

THE TRAIN CARRIAGE HAS FINALLY BEEN PUT TO REST

@ TORBANLEA QUEENSLAND

WEDNESDAY MORNING 29th JULY 2009 IT WAS DEMOLISHED

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ABOVE – THESE ARE THE BEFORE PICS OF THE CARRIAGE

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ABOVE – THE DEMOLITION MEN MOVE IN

SMASHED INTO A MILLION PIECES AND TAKEN AWAY FOR BURIAL

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It must have cost the Fraser Coast Council a lot of money to demolish this carriage. Somehow the sentimental solution for the carriage could have been for it to be moved to the museum location at Howard and restored.

Somehow it did not add up to the people in council to do so.

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Photographed & Published by Henry Sapiecha 31st July 2009

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FULL POSTAL SERVICES FOR BURRUM HEADS-SIGN PETITION

BURRUM HEADS

NEEDS A POSTAL SERVICE

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We have had a new resident to the Burrum district comment on the wonderful services available here, which we always like to hear….VERY NICE. But……

There is a flip side though. This person thought this idyllic seaside area of Burrum Heads would be the perfect place to wind down after a long day in the office, perhaps flick through a newspaper, or even read the mail delivered that day. Burrum Heads has come of age and now has a wealthier, affluent stable population

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THE LOCAL FRASER COAST COUNCIL AND THE AUSTRALIAN POSTAL SERVICE MUST CORRECT & UPGRADE THIS LONG OVERDUE SERVICE NOW.

Imagine the shock, when you have built a beaut home, with a grand and matching letterbox, only to discover there is NO mail delivery to the suburb at all. It appears there won’t even be mail delivery until someone starts a petition. If you think the simple solution is to get a post office box, it’s not!

There is a waiting list for them already…

Thankfully the post office is operated by the general store, so if you are lucky and leave work early you might still make it in time to get the mail once a week or so.

Unfortunately the new resident really needs to be in touch with the world, and even in this society technology has not removed the need to receive mail from time to time.

So join the list to have the right to get the mail delivered.

THE DAYS OF THE PIDGEON CARRIER ARE OVER

IN THE BURRUM – IF YOU AGREE, THEN………..

SIGN THE PETITION BY DOWNLOADING IT FROM OUR WEB SITE HERE OR ASK THE SECRETARY FOR A COPY.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO EITHER EMAIL ME TO EMAIL YOU BACK A COPY AS AN ATTACHMENT FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT.

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GET EVERYBODY TO SIGN IT

Send each page to>

The Secretary. Burrum Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 174 Howard Q4659. Ph 07 41290995

Please contact Burrum Chamber of Commerce via email also

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[email protected]

Henry Sapiecha – Publicity Officer


We have a long overdue need for postal services to the residences and businesses at

Burrum Heads Qld.

This form handed in

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THE SIGNED PETITION BELOW REFLECTS OUR REQUEST TO PROVIDE A FULL POSTAL SERVICE TO THE AREA

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FULL POSTAL SERVICES FOR BURRUM HEADS-SIGN PETITION

BURRUM HEADS

NEEDS A POSTAL SERVICE

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We have had a new resident to the Burrum district comment on the wonderful services available here, which we always like to hear….VERY NICE. But……

There is a flip side though. This person thought this idyllic seaside area of Burrum Heads would be the perfect place to wind down after a long day in the office, perhaps flick through a newspaper, or even read the mail delivered that day. Burrum Heads has come of age and now has a wealthier, affluent stable population

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THE LOCAL FRASER COAST COUNCIL AND THE AUSTRALIAN POSTAL SERVICE MUST CORRECT & UPGRADE THIS LONG OVERDUE SERVICE NOW.

Imagine the shock, when you have built a beaut home, with a grand and matching letterbox, only to discover there is NO mail delivery to the suburb at all. It appears there won’t even be mail delivery until someone starts a petition. If you think the simple solution is to get a post office box, it’s not!

There is a waiting list for them already…

Thankfully the post office is operated by the general store, so if you are lucky and leave work early you might still make it in time to get the mail once a week or so.

Unfortunately the new resident really needs to be in touch with the world, and even in this society technology has not removed the need to receive mail from time to time.

So join the list to have the right to get the mail delivered.

THE DAYS OF THE PIDGEON CARRIER ARE OVER

IN THE BURRUM – IF YOU AGREE, THEN………..

SIGN THE PETITION BY DOWNLOADING IT FROM OUR WEB SITE HERE OR ASK THE SECRETARY FOR A COPY.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO EITHER EMAIL ME TO EMAIL YOU BACK A COPY AS AN ATTACHMENT FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT.

54241c8dc606ad54a883d87a5b2

GET EVERYBODY TO SIGN IT

Send each page to>

The Secretary. Burrum Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 174 Howard Q4659. Ph 07 41290995

Please contact Burrum Chamber of Commerce via email also

contact-us-hand-sign

[email protected]

Henry Sapiecha – Publicity Officer


We have a long overdue need for postal services to the residences and businesses at

Burrum Heads Qld.

This form handed in

by………………………….Ph………………


THE SIGNED PETITION BELOW REFLECTS OUR REQUEST TO PROVIDE A FULL POSTAL SERVICE TO THE AREA

THIS IS SHEET #…………..


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TORBANLEA ANNUAL PICNIC RACES OCTOBER – GET READY

STOP PRESS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Yes! They are racing…

TORBANLEA ANNUAL

PICNIC RACES

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Best race day by a country mile!

Pencil Saturday October 24 in your diary now…

Torbanlea Picnic Races are a must see in the region’s annual event calendar. The race track at Torbanlea was first created in 1890 as a half mile track that had no rails, and dodged trees and stumps along the way. Twenty years on it was extended to five furlong, and in 1946 finally extended to six furlongs.

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By 1951 the race day had dwindled, with no more racing at Torbanlea until the late 1970’s. Local support recreated the picnic races, firstly with the local Lions club for a few years, and then with the Torbanlea Recreation Reserve committee who continue to run it today.

Camels raced in 2007 when Equine Influenza stopped the horses, but in 2008 the horses were back, and the event was bigger and better than ever.

“We have a program that will entertain people of all ages, with good old fashioned fun,” says Bradley Roderick of the organising committee. We want everyone to have a great day, it’s the best family day out for the year.”

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Seven races on the track start with the Stock Horse Open Challenge, which used to be the Coal Miners Challenge. These days, with no local coal mines, this event is open to all comers. If you’ve ever fancied winning a horse race, perhaps this one will suit you.

“We’d welcome some more comers, especially for the stock horse open. There must still be riders about the place who can handle a sprint and want a bit of excitement,” says John Charlton race steward. “This is for amateurs, not the professionals, so give us a call.”

Then there’s the 400m Maiden, 500m Open, 800m Open, Maiden 500m, Open 500m, Challenge 800m, and in between times there will be so much action trackside you will be amazed.

The John McRae Tug-O-War in teams of seven is an annual highlight, guaranteed to get the crowd roaring. The Woodchop, chainsaw and cross cut saw displays another popular highlight on the day.

There are rides, stalls, entertainment, food to choose from, and of course on site camp sites, with hot and cold showers for those who want to make a weekend of it.

The committee would like to hear from anyone who has mementoes or photos of race days of old, to celebrate Q150, and more than 120 years since the first horse race at Torbanlea

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For more details & media enquiries please contact :

Edith Rutherford cellphonex073 0409 609 971

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For racing nominations please contact steward:

John Charlton (evenings) red-dial-phone(07)41299 004

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 28th July 2009

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CHAMBER of COMMERCE ANNUAL BALL – GET TICKETS NOW

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Dear Members and Supporters,


There is only one way to get to……….

CARNIVALE

The wait is over and the countdown has begun! Surround yourself with the fire and thrill of Carnivale at the 2009 CMC Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce Ball.

Tickets for the event of the year are now on sale and selling fast!

Click here to download your booking form.

Please note that the deadline for booking form and payment is by the close of business Friday 14 August 2009, unless sold out prior to this date.

We look forward to you joining us for Carnivale.

Caroline Vinson

Vice President

Published by Henry Sapiecha 27th July 2009

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BCC MEMBER PROFILE – PAUL MELVO – MELVO’S LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES

MELVO’S LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES

a staunch long time supporter of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce

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SAWDUST – WOODCHIP – PINEBARK – GARDEN MIX – TOP SOIL – PREMIX

Blue metal-Road base- River rocks > To order

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Crane – Tiper truck – Tractor work – Slashing – High pressure cleaning

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Lot 84 Pacific Haven Circuit Howard Qld

Published by Henry Sapiecha 27th July 2009

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BCC MEMBER PROFILE – EDITH RUTHERFORD -SPECIAL PROJECTS

Edith Rutherford long time supporter and advocate for the Burrum district

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Edith Rutherford

Helping you achieve your goals

Special Projects Consultant – designs and co-ordinates mixed media, marketing and promotion strategies

30 years experience and special interest in local events, tourism and heritage projects

ABN: 22593730421

PO Box 122 Howard Q 4659

Also special project consultant with APN

Maryborough & Bundaberg region

* please always check whether Edith is on site before sending emails to ensure she receives them, alternatively cc to both accounts

Just some projects undertaken since 2007:

Hinterland Newsletter inserted in Maryborough Herald – last Wednesday each month

EXPLORE – Bundaberg and North Burnett – Bi-annual 32 page gloss tourism publication linked with weekly NewsMail promotion and regional promotion in Central & North Burnett Times, South Burnett Times, Central Queensland News, Rockhampton Bulletin, Gladstone Observer, NewsMail and Fraser Coast Chronicle

Our Mary 150 Years – Q150 – 48 page gloss souvenir magazine (includes mention and photographs of Burrum district)

Naturally Beautiful North Burnett – 48 page gloss tourism publication with NewsMail and North Burnett Regional Council

121 Years ISIS – 1887 – 2008; a 72 page gloss magazine highlighting life in and around the Isis region (Includes historical photos of Burrum timbergetters)

75 Years – It’s All About You! Central Telegraph for the Callide Dawson region (includes articles on expatriots from Torbanlea)

Central Queensland Light Horse Re-Enactments 2005 – 2008 : Nominated for Prime Ministers Awards of Excellence in Community and Business Partnerships

2004 – 2007 ABC Wide Bay Radio Monto Community Correspondent

And a wide range of specialty publications, projects and campaigns for television, radio and print, for clients in a variety of industries

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Edith Rutherford

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Fax (07)4122 4734

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Specials Project Maryborough Site

For your advertizing needs contact me at any time

Published by Henry Sapiecha 27th July 2009

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TELL US WHAT THE CHAMBER CAN DO FOR YOU..!

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Dear Members and Supporters,

2009 Members & Supporters Survey

PLEASE HELP US MAKE THE CHAMBER
BETTER FOR YOU

To assist the executive of Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce in their endeavour to ensure that the Chamber delivers value to all stakeholders we are seeking your help.

The help we need is your input into what you want to see from your Chamber by participating in our 2009 survey.  It is only with the input from the broader membership that we can grow our membership base, our influence, and our overall value to the Hervey Bay community.

Of course we can not hope to be all things to all people but our aim is to deliver the best possible Chamber for the broadest range of Hervey Bay businesses.

We encourage everyone, whether a member or not, to participate, openly and with total honesty.  We need to hear the bad as well as the good if we are to continue to improve the value the Chamber delivers to the business community of Hervey Bay.

Please click here to be taken to the online survey form

Alternatively click here to download a form you can fill out and fax back.

Please help us work better for you by participating.

If you have any questions, would like to clarrify a point, or provide feedback outside of this survey please feel comfortable emailing me directly at [email protected]

Warm Regards

Ken Kitson
Secretary
Chamber Development Officer

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 23rd July 2009

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MORE AGED PERSONS UNITS IN BURRUM DISTRICT

HERALD NEWS PAPER DOES A FEATURE

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ON AGED CARE UNITS IN THE BURRUM DISTRICT

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In 1976 a suggestion at a local meeting in Howard to create
housing for seniors resulted in a six year campaign from
almost every sector of the local community to raise funds,
lobby government departments, and do whatever had to be
done to achieve the goal…
August 28 marks twenty eight years since the first Burrum
Aged Units were opened, a remarkable achievement for the
small hard working district.
Now in 2009 there are 32 Burrum Aged Units throughout
Howard and Torbanlea, providing safe and secure housing
for seniors. These units are an integral part of the community,
and plan to develop further in the future.
Burrum Aged Units are creating a special feature in conjunction
with the Maryborough Herald, showcasing a little of its
history, and the people who are part of it.
Burrm Aged Units have nominated you as a special community
and/or business partners now, and for the future.
We invite you to participate in this special anniversary feature,
and have negotiated special discount advertising rates
to encourage your participation. Help make this a feature to
remember, and to remind the broader region of the achievements
of the Burrum.
Promote your products and services, place your special message
for Burrum Aged Units, promote your seniors specials,
to 11,700 readers with this great feature.

Please phone Edith Rutherford on 0409 609 971 cellphonex073

as she visits the Burrum district, or fax to (07)4122 4734,

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[email protected]

* In the event that some of you are confused as to where the units are that have been depicted in the photo above, be it known that approval to build similar lakeside aged seniors accommodation units may be sought from council @ Annie St Howard in the near future by Wide Bay District Developments Pty Ltd. Note the headline of MORE units in Burrum.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 20th July 2009

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QLD CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ENCOURAGE NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN FOR BENEFITS

BUSINESS BENEFITS FROM MEMBERSHIP

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Commerce Qld is the state’s peak business association and the most effective business lobby group in Queensland.

Established in 1868  as the collective voice of business, commerce Queensland has evolved to deliver a range of services that equip Queensland business to improve their financial sucess.

Today commerce Queensland offers services in workplace relations, workplace health and safety, human resource management, international trade, training, business efficiency, networking and vocational education and training -issues all pertinent to businesses operating in the current dynamic environment.

Membership ensures you are an intergral part of an organization dedictaed to provide first class services to assist Queensland industry with relevant and practical business solutions.

Not only is membership your connection to information, training, consultancy services and industry best practice, it is also your passport to take advantage of the many benefits Queensland Commerce offers.

Commerce Qld members are informed and connected business people.

Whether small business or large industry take advantage of the opportunity to associate your self with the Commerce Qld brand.

To discover the benefits view www.commerceqld.com.au

This article was drafted from an editorial on Queensland Commerce by Henry Sapiecha and the executives of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce likewise encourage new members to join the Burrum Chamber for similar reasons.

You don’t have to be a local, just be in business or have an ABN#

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JOIN US NOW AND REAP THE BENEFITS

published by Henry Sapiecha 18th July 2009

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